Bug 1297123 - User NFS mount in fstab prompts for authentication
User NFS mount in fstab prompts for authentication
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nfs-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steve Dickson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-01-09 09:50 EST by Jimmy Jones
Modified: 2016-12-20 12:43 EST (History)
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Description Jimmy Jones 2016-01-09 09:50:12 EST
Description of problem:

User NFS mount setup in fstab. However when a user tries to mount it, they get prompted for authentication to start some systemd units.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 23

How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. /etc/fstab: /mnt/hdd		nfs	user,noauto	1 1
2. (as user) mount /mnt/hdd

Actual results:

Authentication popup - "Authentication is required to manage system services or other units". If cancel get:
Failed to start rpc-statd.service: Access denied

At terminal:
==== AUTHENTICATING FOR org.freedesktop.systemd1.manage-units ===
Authentication is required to manage system services or other units.
Authenticating as: Jimmy (jimmy)

Expected results:

mount command succeeds without any prompts.
Comment 1 Brian O'Regan 2016-02-24 16:20:29 EST
Thank you for taking the time to report this issue. 

Unfortunately, I'm unable to re-produce the issue with the provided repro steps. Following your steps on a fresh Fedora 23 dnf updated today.The user mount succeeded without any prompts.

If you have time and can still reproduce the issue, please read http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugsAndFeatureRequests and add a description along those lines to this bug report so we can diagnose the problem.

Often minor configuration details are pivotal. e.g target NFS server details/config, error logs.

Thank you.

Fedora QA Team
Comment 2 Steve Dickson 2016-03-19 13:02:40 EDT
This seems to work for me as well

fedora$ cat /etc/fstab
f23:/home /mnt/home nfs  user,noauto 1 1

fedora$ mount /mnt/home
fedora$ umount /mnt/home
Comment 3 Jimmy Jones 2016-03-19 16:21:06 EDT
Just looked into this a bit more. I'm only prompted for a password if rpc-statd isn't already running, eg. if I've previous NFS mounted something. From a fresh reboot, with no other NFS mounts, I'm prompted for a password until I run sudo systemctl start rpc-statd
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